Don't worry the following love letter is not as intimate as the title suggests. It is no Shakespeare, but I will take what I can get.
Some of you may know that John has high blood pressure. I was trying to help by sending him an article I found about hypertension in the paper.
Good Marriage Equals Good Blood Pressure
By MALCOLM RITTER
NEW YORK (AP) -- A happy marriage is good for your blood pressure, but a stressed one can be worse than being single, a preliminary study suggests. That second finding is a surprise because prior studies have shown that married people tend to be healthier than singles, said researcher Julianne Holt-Lunstad.....Analysis found that the more marital satisfaction and adjustment spouses reported, the lower their average blood pressure was over the 24 hours and during the daytime. But spouses who scored low in marital satisfaction had higher average blood pressure than single people did. During the daytime, their average was about five points higher, entering a range that's considered a warning sign. (That result is for the top number in a blood pressure reading)....It makes sense that marital quality is more important than just being married when it comes to affecting blood pressure, said Dr. Brian Baker, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
If this research is true, then without you my blood pressure would be 200/150.
How sweet! I guess I was the pessimist in this case. I was think I might be the cause of your hypertension. I like your way of thinking better.
You are being way too pessimistic. I really think I would have had a berry aneurysm on my circle of willis explode leading to a hemorrhagic stroke and consequent paraplegia and dementia if it weren't for your calming presence. I love you (how's that for sweet husband MD talk).